Hundreds of new emoji, including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1.
The new emoji are designed to reveal every detail and adapted from approved characters in Unicode 10. iOS 11.1 will also include characters announced on World Emoji Day like Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. Also included in the update is the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.
The new emoji will debut in next week’s developer and public beta previews of iOS 11.1, and will be available in upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS.
In total Apple is adding 56 new symbols, as well as updates for some of its current emojis. Others that will be on the updated keyboard include items of winter clothes, a sandwich and a “shhh” face (secret). The 56 all-new emoji can be seen here.
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Back in July, Tim Cook revealed some of the new emoji via Twitter:
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 17, 2017
Apple CEO Tim Cook unveils new emoji, including breastfeeding mom, hijab, blue genie, and more – July 17, 2017